Chinese solar companies are among 175 around the world that signed a non-binding pledge by a U.S. trade group to avoid forced labor. It will be much harder for them to actually cut ties with Xinjiang, the western China region facing increasing scrutiny for human-rights abuses.
The energy crisis that crippled Texas’s power system and sent prices soaring to record levels is deepening with at least 5 million people across the U.S. taking turns being plunged into darkness to avoid a total collapse of their grids.
U.S. Department of Agriculture rules on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food are being extended to include smaller producers and sellers. The deadline for compliance is the end of this year, but some companies have yet to make the effort to determine whether they’re affected.
Despite the many disruptions this past year, organizations are doubling down on their commitments to sustainable sourcing — and finding tangible benefits in terms of efficiency, speed and risk mitigation.
The latest news, analysis, trends and solutions for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and their impact on supply chain management. New customer expectations for green and ethical products and practices are transforming the way companies do business — and requiring more supply chain transparency than ever before. As solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are leveraging sustainability and CSR to stay ahead of the competition in their industries.
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